Outspoken Nutrition

Simple Tips for Better Sleep

May 08, 2020 Laura Timbrook Episode 59
Outspoken Nutrition
Simple Tips for Better Sleep
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Outspoken Nutrition
Simple Tips for Better Sleep
May 08, 2020 Episode 59
Laura Timbrook

Having problems sleeping? Here are a few simple tips to help you sleep better.

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Having problems sleeping? Here are a few simple tips to help you sleep better.

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all the nutrition information out there today, everything's conflicting, completely confusing. How are we supposed to be healthy if even the experts can't agree? This is outspoken nutrition. I'm your host, Lord Timber, and we're gonna break it all down. Hey, guys, happy Friday. I know. Last Friday, I actually missed podcast released and I missed the podcast released because I totally didn't realize it was Friday until it was Friday. We didn't have a podcast ready to go, so I apologize for that. And let's get into this week's topic. So this week's topic. I really want to talk about sleep right now. I know so many of us. I've gotten several messages from people asking what they can dio for better sleep. And the crazy thing about sleep is the sleep stress connection. You know, it's kind of like the old who came first, the chicken or the egg. Are we not sleeping because we're stressed or we stress, because we're not sleeping the to kind of just go back and forth whatever's kind of the top. When I deal with lions, when we're addressing sleep or stress, we always go for whatever one's easiest to address for that person. Some people, it's easier to dress, sleep. Other people. It's easier to adjust stress levels. But in this type of scenario where we are with kind of everything up in arms with finding a new normal, having kids home, maybe working from home, maybe you don't have a job. Maybe you're trying to re pivot a business. Maybe you are a small business owner and you are trying everything you can possibly think of to survive. There is just unknown amount of stress in each of us. So for that I'm going to say, probably for most of us, it might be a little bit easier to adjust. The sleep now, of course, is find yourself really stressed out. That's going to continue control your sleep. But there's a few simple tricks we can try to see if it helps at all now, because I am the type of person that really believes we start simple first. So I'm going to give you three simple tips toe help, better sleep, so tip number one is start turning down the lights. Now I know this time of year the sun is out longer, and it is just great seeing the sun, especially with everything going on. But when the stun starts to die down, we really have to dim our lights down in our house. So that is really important. You talkto any sleep trainer that deals with babies and they always tell you, turned down those lights, turning down those lights allows your body to reduce. The court is all. Let the melatonin comment and the melatonin it was, makes a sleepy. The second thing to Dio is turn off the goddamn TV and cell phones. You know, earlier we had the episode about the blue light. We went through the research on the blue light and it is really affecting us, and some of us probably a lot more than others. I know for me personally, I can fall asleep with the TV on. No problem. But I know so many people with TVs and cell phones and computers that blue light is just triggering them to stay awake. So try turning off the TV, the cell phones an hour before you go to sleep. Now, I know some of you are like, Well, what the hell am I gonna dough? Well, now would be the perfect time to pick up a good book, maybe a self improvement book, maybe a murder mystery. Whatever you find enjoyable to read. But pick up a book, don't have a book, but maybe have a spouse available. Hey, guess what? Having sex is not a bad idea to help fall asleep. There are things that we can dio to help us fall asleep. Without TV. We could try yoga just lightly stretching. There's tons of things weaken dio other than TV and cell phones. So for my last tip with one thing to really help yourself, try to sleep better is get moving throughout the day, especially if you can get out and enjoy that sunshine. Get moving. Allow your body to move and get the chance to be tired. At the end of the day, some of us are spending all day in our chair. I know because I'm one of them. I'm spending 89 10 hours a day sitting in my office chair. I've been lately watching my fitness watch, and some days I'm getting as little as three for thousands. Step oops, because I'm so focused on my business and I realize that's giving me really bad sleep at night. I've only move my legs. 3000 steps. That's ridiculous. Some days I'm up at 11,000 and 12,000. So for me, 3000 I might as well as laid in bed all day. So get out, get moving. Enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. But definitely before you start trying all kinds of supplements and everything else, try these three simple tips because we always want to start simple first. Because if you do eventually have to go to a doctor, first thing he's probably gonna ask you is if you've done any of these sleep habits and you don't want to waste time going back and trying to do this when you might really need some assistance, start with these simple tips first and then see how you're doing. And you know, a lot of times, if we start with these simple tips, these might actually help us with their stress levels, specially moving and getting outside. That is key, and if we have better rest, we are more likely to be able to adapt to the stress around us. I hope you guys enjoyed this episode. I hope you are staying healthy and saying, Don't forget to eat your effing veggies. I'll talk to you all next week